they come in pairs

photo by author

statistics says
on average
two coffins
come back to Nepal
every day

statistics does not say
those wooden boxes
also carry
shattered dreams
lost loves
forfeited futures
vanished hopes

statistics does not care
if anyone will remember
the young men who fly away
filled with aspiration and trepidation
who come back as numbers
in pairs
every single day



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Luna Ranjit

organizer at heart. strategy consultant by trade. mostly prose with occasional forays into poetry.